Woo-hoo. Look at this:[quote=“FiveThirtyEight”]The Democrats appear to have nearly as much momentum in the race for Capitol Hill as they do for the White House, and now have approximately a 3 in 10 chance of winding up with a 60-seat working majority in the Senate.
The Democrats are now favored to take over eight seats from the Republicans: Virginia, New Mexico, New Hampshire, Colorado, Alaska, North Carolina, Oregon, and Minnesota. If the Democrats win all eight of those races, they will only need one more to achieve 60 seats, and they have good opportunities in Georgia, Mississippi and Kentucky.
The good news for the Republicans is that they have the financial advantage in most of these races, as the Democratic rank-and-file scrambles to put together a budget for candidates like Jim Martin in Georgia. But, all the money in the world won’t help you if you don’t have an attractive message to sell, and right now the Republicans’ pleas for mercy are falling on deaf ears.
[/quote]Imagine that: the Dems take the White House, get a fillabuster-proof majority in the Senate, and increase its hold on the House. For practical purposes, I’d almost rather they got 59 seats in the Senate: just so they could tell Joe to take a long walk off of a short plank. That, and to keep them from letting it go to their heads, the way ‘Republican majority for a generation’ Rove & Co. did.